Scripture Readings: Proverbs 28:1-7, Hosea 14-Joel 2:27, Revelation 8
Reflection Verse: Proverbs 28:2
2 When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers,
but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.
Prayer: Lord God, one wise person can prevent a land from falling apart at the seams, by giving it stability. Many rulers of nations are those who practice the things which transgress and defile the land. Their actions in defiance to You, Lord, bring corruption, disorder, lawlessness and disunity among their people. Every nation needs wise leaders so that their people are blessed by You, Lord, because of them. I seek to be such a person. Thank You for filling me with knowledge, understanding and wisdom. Thank You for Your presence in my life. May I always honor You in Jesus’ name. Amen.
December 16 | Third Sunday of Advent
Scripture Readings: Proverbs 28:8-14, Joel 2:28-Amos 2, Revelation 9
Reflection Verse: Proverbs 28:12
12 When the righteous triumph, there is great elation;
but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding.
Prayer: Father God, when righteous people are able to rejoice, they live in a place where they are free to enjoy You and life, are not persecuted and are given preference. Not so when the wicked take over, the righteous are hidden. Thank You, Lord, for the nation in which I live. It is a place where righteousness is still preferred over wickedness. I thank You, Loving God, that I am able, no matter where I live, to worship You and give my life in service to You in Jesus’ name. Amen.
About The Author
Rev. Dr. Allen Tyndall is an ordained EA pastor. Allen serves as a Regional and Executive Director of Pastor Care, is Dean of Mount Carmel Academy – Lexington, and has served as pastor of local congregations in Ohio, Virginia and North Carolina. Allen is the author of the book, My Prayer With You Today. He and his wife have four grown children and 10 grandchildren.
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